CES 2015: Zotac’s New GTX 970 Core Graphics Cards, ZBOX Pico PCs



At their CES suite this year, Zotac showed off several new and upcoming GeForce GTX 970 based graphics cards and ZBOX Pico mini-PCs.

The first new graphics card introduction is the Zotac GTX 970 AMP! Extreme Core Edition, which removes some of the fluff from the original GTX 970 AMP! Extreme card and reduces the size of the cooler to fit into two slots. Zotac also shaved off some weight from the card by using lighter materials, but still managed to keep the full backplate along with the triple fan design.

The Zotac GTX 970 AMP! Extreme Core Edition will feature clock speeds of up to 1,228 MHz base/1,380MHz boost, 7.2GHz effective memory clock, and 4GB of GDDR5 memory.

It’s expected to be priced at $389.99 when it launches sometime in the 1H2015.

The second graphics card Zotac showed us is the Zotac GTX 970 AMP! Omega Core Edition which follows the same principles of the GTX 970 Amp! Extreme Core Edition card. The cooler has been reduced to a dual slot size and it’s using lighter materials as well. The new card also retains the full backplate along with a triple fan design.

The Zotac GTX 970 AMP! Omega Core Edition will feature clock speeds of up to 1,152 MHz base/1,304 MHz boost, a 7GHz effective memory clock and 4GB of GDDR5 memory.

It’s expected to be priced at $379.99 when it launches 1H2015.


Zotac also showed off two of their upcoming ZBOX Pico mini-PCs, the ZBOX PICO PI330 and PICO PA330. Both mini-PCs are targeted at consumers looking for an on-the-go portable PC, HTPC, streaming micro-console, digital signage PC, or lightweight office PC. While both share the same exterior design, the difference between the two is that the PI330 features an Intel Atom Z3775 Bay Trail processor along with Intel HD Graphics while the PA330 features an AMD Mullins A4-6400T along with AMD R3 Graphics.

Specifications ZBOX PICO PI330 ZBOX PICO PA330
CPU Intel Atom Z3775 AMD Mullins A4-6400T
GPU Intel HD Graphics AMD R3 Graphics
Memory 4GB Dual Channel LPDDR3 1066MHz 2GB DDR3L 1333Hz
Storage 64GB eMMC 32GB eMMC
Output HDMI, mini-Display Port HDMI, mini-Display Port
Connectivity Gigabit LAN, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 Gigabit LAN, 802.11 ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0

The ZBOX PICOs will be released sometime in 2Q2015. Pricing is still unknown at this time.

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